CALABASAS, CA -- The National Academy of Sports Medicine presented legendary fitness figure Jack LaLanne with an honorary certified personal training certification last week at LaLanne’s 95th birthday celebration at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
“For the better part of last century and continuing today, Jack has inspired sedentary individuals to get up and move,” said Micheal Clark, NASM CEO. “It was an honor to present the award on behalf of an organization founded on many of the same exercise and nutrition principles that Jack has promoted for so long.”
The birthday celebration included bodybuilders-turned-TV/movie stars Lou Ferrigno and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California.
“At 95 years old, Jack LaLanne is an extraordinary portrait of strength, character and determination,” Gov. Schwarzenegger said. “He has inspired me and millions of others around the world by the way he lives his life every day and is the perfect example of what staying active, eating right and working out can do for a person. Jack is a great friend who truly embodies the fountain of youth.”
LaLanne has appeared on numerous TV programs in recent days promoting his new book, “Live Young Forever.” In addition to the book, LaLanne recently unveiled a new program in which a percentage of the sale of his Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer will benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
Club Industry is honoring LaLanne with its Lifetime Achievement Award on Oct. 15 at the Club Industry show in Chicago.